Columbus Day weekend on The Classic Coast brings with it all the fall feels as festival season kicks into full gear with seven (yup, seven!) fairs, festivals and major events taking over. Stroll cobblestone byways and enjoy special deals at the annual Columbus Day sidewalk sale on Bowen's Wharf where you'll find great deals on unique items from area shops; or enjoy live music, food, family activities and exhibiting artists at the Broadway Street Fair on Saturday. 

The long weekend is busy in all the right ways. Our picks below.

 

 

BROADWAY STREET FAIR

The Broadway Street Fair begins at Equality Park and extends all along the street offering live music, food, family activities and exhibiting artists. Outdoor stages will feature local musicians, comedy, and dance. More than a dozen restaurants will show off their culinary talents, and local artisans will showcase their creativity, too. 

When: Saturday, October 12
WhereBroadway Newport
Admission: Free

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ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL

Rhode Island’s only stand-up comedy festival, The Rogue Island Comedy Festival, returns with a brand-new lineup of comics from around the country. This year's festival has expanded to sixteen shows at multiple venues throughout Newport including Jane Pickens Theater, Top of Pelham, Gurney’s Newport Resort, and the Firehouse Theater.

When: Thursday, October 10 - Monday, October 14
Where: Various Locations throughout Newport

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HARVEST-TO-TABLE FAIR

Celebrate everything that makes Harvest Fair special with local food, hay rides, pony rides, crafts, 18th century games, music and more.

When: Sunday, October 13
WhereCoggeshall Farm

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COLUMBUS DAY SIDEWALK SALE

Shopping addicts make your way to the waterfront for specials. Walk around Bowen's Wharf for great deals on end of summer items and additions to your fall wardrobe.

When: Friday, October 11, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: Free

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PUMPKIN FIT CAMP

Each Pass includes: 1 pumpkin (for fitness use and to take home after the camp), 1 swag bag, 1 discount coupon for personal training, 1 slice of pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin pie and apple cider.

When: Saturday, October 12; 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Sweet Berry Farm
Admission: $40

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PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses is hosting Pumpkin Palooza every weekend through October 20 filled with family fun. Play in the hay, take a magic pumpkin coach ride, make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin and more.

When: Saturday and Sunday through October, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereFrerichs Farm & Greenhouses

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SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF

Frerichs Farm has been known for its giant pumpkins. In fact, Ron Wallace from Greene, Rhode Island not only won the day in 2015 with his 2,230 lb. pumpkin, but he set a national record and had the second largest pumpkin in the world. Head to the farm for farm activities, live music and food trucks throughout the day and pumpkin weighing at 12:30 PM. 

When: Saturday, October 12, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereFrerichs Farm & Greenhouses
Admission: Free, $5 parking fee

 

 

 

 

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